AventaMed co-founder John Vaughan, chairman Jack Cashman, co-founder and CEO Olive O’Driscoll and Bruce Clibborn of HBAN Boole Investment Syndicate. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

AventaMed, a Cork-based medtech firm focused on simplifying surgical procedures, has secured a €1.8 million investment to enable the company to attain(...)

Chadwick Boseman in Marshall

No button is left unpushed in this study of an incident from the early career of the first African-American appointed to the US supreme court. Those b(...)

Valencia, Spain

IRELAND, KILKENNY Four-bedroom house: Whiteswall, Galmoy, Co Kilkenny (E41FX50) DNG Ella Dunphy is seeking €225,000 for this four-bed(...)

 Kimberly Smith is a Native American activist and artist.

More than 100 human rights defenders from 80 countries arrived in Dublin this week for three days of meetings on how to overcome the challenges and da(...)

The Microsoft case pits the company against the US government in a tussle over emails held in its Dublin data centre

US supreme court cases, by their very nature, are always significant. Each year the court agrees to hear only about 1 per cent of all the cases petiti(...)

Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat (left) and his head of communications Kurt Farrugia walk out of his office  to the jeers of  people protesting  the assassination of  journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb attack, in Valletta, Malta. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Prime minister Joseph Muscat offered on Wednesday a major reward to anyone with information about the killing of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana G(...)

A boy rides a bicycle with an Iraqi flag  on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq.  Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

Iraqi forces have retaken Kurdish-controlled areas near Mosul, even as Washington urged Baghdad to rein in its offensive in northern Iraq. Kurdish (...)

The SEC complaint filed in federal court in New York claims Rio concealed setbacks at the Mozambique project, and that former CEO Tom Albanese put forward a “false positive outlook” for the asset. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Rio Tinto Group’s calamitous $3.7 billion coal deal in Mozambique keeps coming back to haunt the world’s second-biggest miner, three years after it un(...)

If Ireland was to bring its employment rate for workers aged over 55 in line with Sweden, the resulting long-term GDP boost could be as much as  5.4 per cent, PwC said.

Ireland’s long-term GDP could be boosted by around €15 billion if the employment rate for workers over 55 increased substantially, according to a new (...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a meeting with Iranian elite students in Tehran, Iran, today. Photograph: Iran supreme leader website/EPA

Iran’s supreme leader has described Donald Trump as “mentally retarded” as he urged Europe to do more to back the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US (...)